Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Val writes for The Daily Telegraph, Saga Magazine and many others and has been awarded the Garden Media Journalist of the Year. Val also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley. Her website can be found at www.valbourne.co.uk.

Latest Articles from Val

Pruning apple tree
Home & Garden

Pruning apple and pear trees

Keep your apple and pear trees pruned to maintain their health.

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Red campion
Home & Garden

Getting started with British wildflowers

Native flowers can help create a beautiful wildlife-friendly garden.

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Growing leeks in winter
Home & Garden

Best vegetables for winter produce

Val Bourne shares her recommendations for winter vegetables.

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Yellow Daylily
Home & Garden

How and when to divide perennials

Gardening expert Val Bourne explains how and when to divide plants.

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Roses
Home & Garden

Bare-root planting guide

How to grow bare-root roses, trees and hedging.

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Daffodils
Home & Garden

How to grow daffodils

Daffodils, or narcissi, are perfectly suited to the British climate.

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Wintersweet
Home & Garden

Scented plants for a winter garden

These flowers, shrubs and climbers will provide beautiful fragrance in winter.

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Sweetcorn
Home & Garden

How to grow sweetcorn

Find out how to grow sweetcorn in the UK.

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Digging a vegetable patch
Home & Garden

How to create a vegetable garden from scratch

Read Val Bourne's tips for getting the ground ready and what to grow.

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